marcus (10867) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pull-off tab bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish gold with a rich beige head and a light floral aroma. There is a slightly bitter chocolate and pale malt flavor with a bitter finish. The taste is rather thin, but otherwise not bad. DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Clear russet with a steady cream top. Some decent aroma emerging; toffee, stony minerality, aniseed and herbal, thistle-like hop. Plain and understated with caramel, hedgerow fruit, hints of aniseed and fruit loaf. Not really my thing, but does what it does well. leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Copper red with an off white head. Aromas are earthy with mellow berries and hints of toffee. Gentle spices with some wet cardboard. Flavours are sweet toffee and Vimto with bubblegum and raisins. A decent fruity ale. onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
A decent session beer, impressively flavourful for its strength but a little flawed. Red with a large sustained head. Balanced aroma of caramel and gentle bitterness. The flavour is of sweet caramel and toffee, quite fruity, with an earthy bitterness, but with an unsatisfying grassy hop character that finishes strong.. Crit (4102) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Amber,fast fading beige head.Toasty,carmel nose. Mild carmel malt profile,light roasty mid, light but long hop finish. Easy drinking, I like it!!
Frank (4257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
This pours a decent orange red color w/ lots of lace and a short lasting head. Nose is sort of sweet and caramelly w/ a bit of toast. Flavor is about the same. This is a bit on the bland side, though w/o any real off flavors. Finishes w/ a grassy bitterness. It’s dry and drinkable and that’s about all I can say about it. I like session ales just fine but I just like a little more to be to them. wheresthepath (2424) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
[330ml bottle that Jim shared with me - cheers!] Amber with a moderate creamy head and negligible carbonation. There’s some lemon & a little bitterness from the hops, along with a crackle of autumn leaves, but it’s rather overcome with the sickly caramel sweetness of the crystal malt. It’s like a Greene King brew where they’ve actually remembered to add some hops. Not great, in other words. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of herbs, slight malt, light diacetyl, and slight Earth. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, herbs, diacetyl, Earth, and some dried leaves. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, herb, and diacetyl finish. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
Draft. Pours a clear and dark amber beer with a dense offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, caramel and some notes of hops. The flavor is close to the nose. The palate is sweetness with some notes of bitterness. Overall an average beer. dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Pours copper-amber, with a huge off-white head, and sticky lacing takes its place. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and a little fruity. Flavor is bready, grainy, and exactly what the aroma promised sweet, caramel, and malts. Overall very refreshing, not bad!